Linder Sterling’s never been one to apologise. She’s only one of punk’s foremost artists, after all. After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic in 1977, the natural-born rebel shocked the oldies with her frank depictions of sex and porn in erotic collages—namely the naked woman who appeared on the Buzzcocks’ 1977 debut single Orgasm Addict. Sterling dressed herself in meat 30 years before Lady Gaga did the same thing at the Grammys, was the frontwoman of Manchester post-punk group Ludus and reclaimed the use of hardcore porn for the sake of modern art.
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